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    Gerard Jones is an American author and a comic book writer about media. Jones argued in his essay “Violent Media Is Good for Kids” to discuss several good reasons that violent media is beneficial to kids. In Jones’s essay, he talked about many good reasons that led me to be certain of his reasons why violent media are helpful to kids. Jones believes violent media assistances children to be more courageous to face their obstacles. Jones gave a very good example of his son, who was not able to…

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    Technology and media is not new to our world. As we were assigned to document our media experience for seven days, I realized how media plays an important role to my daily life. During day 1 the first thing I did when I woke up was to grab my phone and check my social media. I would probably spend about less than 30 minutes catching up on updates I missed while I was asleep. After, I decided to eat breakfast. Usually I would eat breakfast with someone, but since I woke up not so early I ate…

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    planning just wasn’t there, especially about the media log task. We all seemed a little overwhelmed by this assignment and it made it very hard to complete. I became very tired and worried as the due date approached and we hadn’t really communicated other than on blackboard. Our schedules didn’t connect so we wasn’t able to meet in person so we decided to email one another. A few of the members tried their best to think several ideas to complete this Media Log. I don’t know how to deal with that…

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    to Sutter Health (2013), “People all over the world use the media everyday.” The media influences all ages, especially teenagers. Media can be referred as sneaky and manipulative. In a study done by the National Institute on Media and the Family (2002), Fifty-three percent of females at the age of thirteen were not satisfied with their bodies; by the age of seventeen this will rise to seventy-eight percent. There are three ways the media has influences young characters in Ender’s Game: they lure…

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    Another social factor that contributes to the rise of this ‘epidemic’ is the role of the media and in recent times: social media. According to Tiggermann and Pickering (2006), mass media such as television, the internet, magazines and movies, bombard the lives of those in globalized societies. One of the negative effects of this overexposure is the “pervasive transmission of societal beauty ideals” (para.2). It is important to keep in mind that this is not unique to one age group or gender,…

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    Media Ownership

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    concentration of media ownership, known also as media consolidation or media convergence, is the business comprised of an increasingly small amount of individuals and organizations that control shares of the mass media. This extensive direction in which media business ownership is changing is deemed upon as not only objectionable, but also results in damaging effects for both the economy and society. Although there is little evidence that this concentration results in harm, media ownership is…

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    Negative Normalisation in Media and Society As a nation, we are subjected to different forms of media, all of which can be viewed as positive or negative. Every day we see some sort of advertisement that is unnecessary in the way it is selling brands which majority of the time can be brought down to the over sexualisation of the model, which can be a woman or a man, hired to showcase the product. We see violence in the media, either in a movie or in advertisements for new games and most of all…

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    Media And Gun Laws

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    Media is a powerful source in manipulating people in thinking a certain way. It is inevitable not to hear or see the news, protests, violence, ads, and especially gun law topic. Media is popular in our society and when there is a burden of a situation media brings up discussions and questioning if the laws are well written or need modifications. This is where the politics are targets and making them question the constitutional amendment of gun laws. To influence the public, they discuss the…

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    For our media literacy project, we decided to focus on social media and its impact on journalism. Social media plays a huge part in modern society, and it has affected many things; be it positive or negative. For journalists it has also had good and bad outcomes. Journalists have had to adapt to our changing culture by understanding the value social media has in regards to today’s news. Social media has changed many aspects of journalism. Now, for the consumer, sharing news has become more…

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    In this era of technology and social media, society often finds itself judging people’s lives off of profile pictures, status updates and the short paragraph biography often found on social media. Children and adults post about there daily lives, personal interest daily. Often people connect online through perceived common interest or physical attraction. However the notion that someone’s character can be determined through social media is false. Social media is only a glimpse at someone’s ideas…

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